Showing posts with label Sylvie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sylvie. Show all posts

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Asian Polish Swatches

Today I will be showing you the rest of the polishes I got in my swap with Cheryl.
Usually by this time of the morning, I am up and showered- ready to go. But today I'm being lazzzzzzy before I start my new job next week. :)
Arezia "Orange", Sylvie "13", Sasatinnie "Blue", Suki 171, Face Shop BL604, and Daboo glitter polish. None of these had names. Some of these had numbers. A couple just didn't say anything. 

This is 2 coats of Arezia "Orange". Blurrgghhh. This turned out to be a hideous orange shimmer but I still have hope for this one. I feel it could be potentially pretty over black.

The drying time on this was slow, so you can see I accidentally scrapped the polish on my index finger while taking pictures. Woops.

I really have hope for this polish.

This is Sylvie 13. I used 2 coats and I probably needed 3 or 4 because it looks really sheer here. 

13 is a purple shimmer with bits of purple glitter in it. I feel this might be fun layered over black too.

This is Sasatinnie "Blue". I LOVE saying Sasatinnie. :) This is 4 coats and it turned out to be a very sheer blue with glitter that shines purple.

Another good one for layering.

This is Suki 171. It's 2 coats of gorgeousness! A very pigmented purple polish. I'm guessing it's Japanese, well because Suki is a Japanese name and it has Japanese writing on it that translates to "nail color." :)

I love this purple and the bottle is just too cute!

This is 1 coat of The Face Shop BL604. Yes, ONE coat. Words can not express what a joy this polish was. From the adorable bottle to the overall amazing one-coat formula. I'm in love.

BL604 is a dark blue shimmer that stole my heart.

This is 1 coat of Daboo glitter polish over BL604. When I saw this in the bottle, I kind of just dismissed it as something not very exciting. So, my expectations for this glitter polish were very low. I was completely blown away by how awesome it looked over BL604!! You can see here it dried to a semi matte finish and it looked amazing under artificial lighting. 

See how it has a semi matte finish? I love how this polish gave The Face Shop BL604 depth, rather than the glitter sitting on top of the polish.

This is the polish in sunlight with top coat. It's hard to see but the glitter actually shines two different shades of blue. I couldn't stop staring at my nails and I actually kept this on for a few days.

And then I did this! I added one coat of Essie Matte About You.

It looked so gorgeous matte.

Here you can see how the polish shines two different shades of blue.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hauls, Swaps, and Chameleons! (The Longest Post Ever ;))

It's December first so it's less than a month to Christmas!
I've recently made some nail polish purchases so I'll share those with you guys!
:) And hi to all my new followers! At 50 followers (if I get there! :P) I'm planning to do a giveaway!

Anyway,
Here's some nail polish!
This is the Urban Outfitter's Show of Hands Mini Collection. None of the colors are named!
I think most of them if not all of them are just minis of regular sized UO polishes. But since the website doesn't show all the polishes I can't find the names!

:) Does anyone else ever do this?


Have any of you seen the cute nail file packs at Forever 21? :) I love them.

I picked up Forever 21's Love and Beauty polishes Taupe and Royal. I picked up Royal because I thought it might be a dupe for OPI DS Magic. But when I got them home to compare, they're very different in the bottle. I think I might compare them anyway just to see.

Wet N Wild Midnight and Tipsy. I just wanted Tipsy for the name haha. And Ornaments Icicles Glitter Nail. 

I also did a swap with the lovely Cheryl from Legally Polished!
Here is the polishes she sent me:
I don't know all the names of these polishes but here is what I gathered from the bottles or online. If I couldn't find any information the name is in quotations.
Top Row:  The Face Shop BL604, Elianto Dark Purple (39) and Hot Pink (19).
Top Right Row: Etude House Dear Darling "07" and Etude House LUCIDarling Mocha Brown.
Middle Row Left: Etude House Petite Darling Heart Glitter Top Coat and "Mint Green".
Middle Row: Daboo "Glitter and Stars Top Coat", Sylvie 13, and Arezia "Orange" mini.
Bottom Left Row: Sasatinnie "Blue" and Suki 171.

She also sent me these candies and a cute note! Lychee flavored Hi-Chews, Preserved Orange Peel, Whistle candy, and candy covered chocolate that looks like rocks!
My favorite was the Hi-Chews. We get apple and grape in at the local Asian Mart, but not this flavor! Yum!
Thanks Cheryl for making my first swap really awesome :).

And Finally: Swatches! 

Chameleon Blue Sky, Blue Frost, and Calypso.

This is Blue Sky. One thing I noticed about these polishes is that they dry VERY quickly. So if you go over an area you just polished trying to even out, it will become streaky. This is 3 coats but if I had applied carefully I could have gotten away with 2. 

This is Blue Sky in the shade. You can see how it turns different colors in different light.

Here it looks more purple.

This is 3 coats of Blue Frost. I had the same issue with the application. I needed to put more polish on my brush so it wouldn't dry streaky.

This Color shines between silver, blue, and pink. It is surprisingly opaque. It does not look like it would be in the bottle.

Here you can see the slight pinkness.

This is Calypso. This is 4 coats and I found this one to be the most sheer. 

It shines between purple, blue, and green.

Here you can see how amazing the color change is!



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